What is independent evolution?
Similarly, what could cause similar traits to evolve independently in different species?
In evolutionary biology, convergent evolution is the process whereby organisms not closely related (not monophyletic), independently evolve similar traits as a result of having to adapt to similar environments or ecological niches.
Likewise, what are 2 examples of convergent evolution? Some Other Examples of Convergent Evolution Streamlined body shape of dolphins, sharks and (extinct) ichthyosaurs. The evolution of echolocation in whales and bats. The paired shell shape of bivalve mollusks and brachiopods. The silk producing ability of spiders, silk worms, silk moths and weaver ants.
In this manner, what are examples of convergent evolution?
Examples of convergent evolution include the relationship between bat and insect wings, shark and dolphin bodies, and vertebrate and cephalopod eyes. Analogous structures arise from convergent evolution, but homologous structures do not.
What are the 4 types of evolution?
Figure%: Types of evolution; a)divergent, b)convergent, and c)parallel.
- Divergent Evolution. When people hear the word "evolution," they most commonly think of divergent evolution, the evolutionary pattern in which two species gradually become increasingly different.
- Convergent Evolution.
- Parallel Evolution.